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Geneva Bible 1560

 

   

11:1And it came to passe that when Iesus had made an ende of commaunding his twelue disciples, hee departed thence to teache and to preach in their cities.
11:2And when Iohn heard in the prison the woorkes of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, and sayde vnto him,
11:3Art thou he that shoulde come, or shall we looke for another?
11:4And Iesus answering, said vnto them, Goe, and shewe Iohn, what things ye heare, and see.
11:5The blinde receiue sight, and the halt doe walke: the lepers are clensed, and the deafe heare, the dead are raised vp, and the poore receiue the Gospel.
11:6And blessed is he that shall not be offeded in me.
11:7And as they departed, Iesus beganne to speake vnto the multitude, of Iohn, What went ye out into the wildernes to see? A reede shaken with the winde?
11:8But what went ye out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that weare soft clothing, are in Kings houses.
11:9But what went ye out to see? A Prophet? Yea, I say vnto you, and more then a Prophet.
11:10For this is he of whom it is written, Beholde, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
11:11Verely I say vnto you, among them which are begotten of women, arose there not a greater then Iohn Baptist: notwithstanding, he that is the least in the kingdome of heauen, is greater then he.
11:12And from the time of Iohn Baptist hitherto, the kingdome of heauen suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
11:13For all the Prophetes and the Lawe prophecied vnto Iohn.
11:14And if ye will receiue it, this is that Elias, which was to come.
11:15He that hath eares to heare, let him heare.
11:16But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like vnto litle children which sit in the markets, and call vnto their fellowes,
11:17And say, We haue piped vnto you, and ye haue not daunced, we haue mourned vnto you, and ye haue not lamented.
11:18For Iohn came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a deuill.
11:19The sonne of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Beholde a glutton and a drinker of wine, a friend vnto Publicanes and sinners: but wisedome is iustified of her children.
11:20Then began he to vpbraide the cities, wherein most of his great workes were done, because they repented not.
11:21Woe be to thee, Chorazin: Woe be to thee, Bethsaida: for if ye great workes, which were done in you, had bene done in Tyrus and Sidon, they had repented long agone in sackecloth and ashes.
11:22But I say to you, It shalbe easier for Tyrus and Sidon at the day of iudgement, then for you.
11:23And thou, Capernaum, which art lifted vp vnto heauen, shalt be brought downe to hell: for if the great workes, which haue bin done in thee, had bene done among them of Sodom, they had remained to this day.
11:24But I say vnto you, that it shall be easier for them of the land of Sodom in the day of iudgement, then for thee.
11:25At that time Iesus answered, and saide, I giue thee thankes, O Father, Lord of heauen and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and men of vnderstanding, and hast opened them vnto babes.
11:26It is so, O Father, because thy good pleasure was such.
11:27All things are giuen vnto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Sonne, but ye Father: neither knoweth any man ye Father, but the Sonne, and he to whom ye Sonne will reueile him.
11:28Come vnto me, all ye that are wearie and laden, and I will ease you.
11:29Take my yoke on you, and learne of me that I am meeke and lowly in heart: and ye shall finde rest vnto your soules.
11:30For my yoke is easie, and my burden light.
Geneva Bible 1560

Geneva Bible 1560

The Geneva Bible is one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into English, preceding the King James translation by 51 years. It was the primary Bible of 16th century Protestantism and was the Bible used by William Shakespeare, Oliver Cromwell, John Knox, John Donne, and John Bunyan. Because the language of the Geneva Bible was more forceful and vigorous, most readers strongly preferred this version.

This version is significant because, it came with a variety of scriptural study guides and aids, which included verse citations that allow the reader to cross-reference one verse with numerous relevant verses in the rest of the Bible, introductions to each book of the Bible that acted to summarize all of the material that each book would cover, maps, tables, woodcut illustrations, indices, as well as other included features, all of which would eventually lead to the reputation of the Geneva Bible as history's very first study Bible.